My Africa / Print Prototype
My Africa is a three-dimensional artistic project devoted to two of my greatest passions: Surface design and Accessory design. The prints have been around for a long time, but they appear to be brand new. I incorporated my findings into the collection after studying the technologies and constructions used to create old and new African prints. I wanted to push myself to the limit and venture into uncharted territories by creating every single aspect of the prints in this project from scratch.
We are in the midst of a golden age of digital exploration and technology, but we are still confronted with the greatest mystery of our time: the global waste crisis. Working with 3D technology significantly reduces the amount of time spent working and the amount of waste generated. As a result, this project is entirely 3D
SURFACE DESIGN EXPERIMENTS
I experimented with various fabric treatments in order to capture the beautiful surface of the prints. The majority of the range is made up of single-layer cotton fabrics with reflective ink printed on them. This ink spreads and produces surface textures shortly after. This combination gives each garment a distinct glow that adapts to various lighting conditions. Other garments have a high-reflective graphic covering. Creating a one-of-a-kind burned fabric effect.
3D ACCESSORY PROCESS